Is Gothenburg Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.43 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Gothenburg Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 19% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 93% Very High
  • Water Quality 81% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Gothenburg, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Can You Drink Tap Water in Gothenburg?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 99% of Sweden cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.


There is a reason that the municipal water treatment plant in Gothenburg, Sweden is called a "Swedish city". This municipality was created in 1969. Today, it is considered to be one of the most technologically advanced and cleanest municipalities in all of Sweden.

Because Gothenburg is home to many international schools, there are a variety of students attending various schools within Gothenburg. Each student is supplied with their own drinking water. It''s not unusual for a student to be provided with an entire year''s supply of drinking water from the same water treatment plant.

The main reason for the installation of the municipal water treatment plant in Gothenburg is that the tap water in the city is not safe to drink. The water is often contaminated with chemicals such as chloramines and pesticides. The level of contamination is so high that it can be harmful to the health of the residents. Luckily, the water treatment plant at Gothenburg has th


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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